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confirmation hearing this week when asked about the u.s. policy on iran's nuclear program. time tore the sunday group. kevin madden. nina easton of fortune magazine. laura ingram and former democratic senator evan bayh. you have served in the senate for are 12 years. have you ever seen a nominee for a top cabinet post have a worst confirmation hearing? >> well, chuck didn't bring his a game first. i think everybody can see that. probably chuck first and foremost among them. at the end of the day it is not going matter. elbe confirmed as secretary of defense and because there is a strong presumption that the president gets to choose his own cabinet absent disqualifying from a personal standpoint. nothing like that here. many of the republicans will vote no largely because it is an easy no vote. the president gets his cabinet. the key question is does someone like a senator like ted cruz decide to filibuster. it will create heart burn for moderate republicans. the final analysis the ultimate takeaway for this is the next time secretary of defense hagel comes before congress or has a press confere
about the u.s. policy on iran's nuclear program. and it is time for our sunday group. republican strategist kevin madden, nina easton of "fortune" magazine, radio talk show host laura ingraham and former democratic senator evan byah. senator, you served in the senate 12 years, have you ever seen a nominee for a top cabinet post at a worse confirmation hearing. >> he didn't bring his a-game, and everybody would concede this, chuck among them but at the end of the day it will not matter. he'll be confirmed because there is a strong presumption the president gets to choose his own cabinet, unless something disqualifies him from a personal standpoint and, the republicans will vote no, because it an easy no vote and, he gets his cabinet and they get to express their reservations, and, unless there is a filibuster, it would raise the bar but i think he'll be confirmed but it will create heartburn for moderate republicans and in the final analysis i think the ultimate take away is the next time secretary of defense hagel comes before congress or has a press conference he needs to bring
on the table to prevent a nuclear iran. this goes to the question of does hagel see the military a strong u.s. military as a force for good, for leadership, in this world. you get the sense from this, and from the comments from woodward in the "washington post" and the exchange with obama, he thinks this is a new world leader and we are leading from behind although he did not say that. i add that this comes when panetta is pointing out the threat of the anti-aircraft attack missiles that are coming out of iran that we need to intercept and there is danger if places like that, such as al qaeda expanding and a dangerous world you can put just put a "pause "button on it. >>chris: what is the smart lay for senate republicans? should they filibuster hagel in we cannot find any history of a top presidential cabinet appointment ever being filibustered. should they try? other just say, you want him, you got him? >> having talked to many folks on capitol hill i expect there is not a very big appetite for filibuster of the i think they are more inclined to use this as a vehicle to argue where they disa
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